Experts Testify Delta tunnels are ‘poor investment for Bay Area'

On March 11 several experts testified at a San Francisco hearing that the Water Fix, a proposal to build two huge tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Bay Estuary, would be detrimental to the Bay Area’s environment and economy, including the region’s tourism and fishing industries. The potential effects of the tunnels proposal, and other pending decisions in the Delta, on San Francisco and the Bay Area was the topic of discussion at the hearing of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, chaired by Senator Wolk. Read the press release about the hearing HERE. See the full agenda HERE.

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Wolk honored for service to Contra Costa County

April 26, 2016

Recognized for work on the Delta, gun violence prevention, end of life and other issues

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County (DPCCC) honored State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) this weekend for her service to the county, the Third Senate District and the state.

Wolk received the 2016 Congressman George Miller Service Award at the group’s Third Annual Roosevelt Awards Dinner on Saturday.

Bill supporting farmers’ efforts to combat climate change moves forward

April 19, 2016

Unanimous, bipartisan support for Wolk climate change measure

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– Senate Bill 1350 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to support agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon in soil, trees and plants was approved on a 5-0 bipartisan vote of the Senate Committee on Agriculture today.

Effort to establish Inner Coast Range Conservancy moves forward

April 13, 2016

Legislation builds on national protection for Berryessa Snow Mountain 

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Building on last year’s declaration of the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region as a National Monument by the President, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water voted 6-2 Tuesday to approve a bill that establishes a state conservancy to protect, preserve and restore the Northern Inner Coast Range.